Interactive: Lake Travis has risen more than 21 feet in less than 24 hours; Here is a timeline

In one week in October 2018, Lake Travis captured more water than the city of Austin would use in four years, Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Phil Wilson said.

In one week in October 2018, Lake Travis captured more water than the city of Austin would use in four years, Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Phil Wilson said.

The following data from the Lower Colorado River Authority show how quickly the rains have affected Lake Travis levels.

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By Brian Rash

Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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